When he should have been apologising for France's 2-0 defeat to Italy that concluded their terrible Euro 2008 campaign, manager Raymond Domenech commandeered his post-match interview to propose to his girlfriend.
"I have only one project, which is to marry Estelle," he said, referring to his long-term partner and football talk show presenter Estelle Denis. "I told myself there are beautiful things in life. It's good to tell someone that you love her."
In the broadcast that followed Domenech's cringeworthy bout of romance, Denis refused to say whether she would accept the proposal, according to the Daily Mail.
The whole episode probably sounded a lot more romantic in Domenech's head before he attempted it.